#5 Tweet Tweet!
Posted by Gregg Williams
Using today's language to analyze differing perspectives.
Groups: Pairs/Table Groups
Time: 20-30 mins
Purpose: Students show differing viewpoints on a certain issue
Strategies: Analyzing Perspectives, Collaboration, Partner Debates, Critical Thinking, Writing, Summarizing
Teacher Preparation: 2 PERSON cards and 1 related EVENT card for each partner or foursome. Ex. Calhoun, Jackson, The Nullification Crisis
1) Each person (in a pair) or each group of 2 (in a foursome) take one the role of one of the two people cards.
2) Create a Twitter conversation two people might have had regarding the event, we typically exclude the limitation of the number of characters.
1) Teacher could limit them to 140 characters and/or have them create a hash tag after each of their tweets.
2) Students could be given the two people cards, but they could choose their own event/issue to tweet about.
Extension: Add a third person card to the conversation or cover up the clues on the cards.
Modification: Have sentence stems already created for the entire twitter conversation or just the first few tweets.